Cult (album)

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Cult
Studio album by Apocalyptica
Released September 28, 2000
Recorded 1999 - April 28, 2000
Genre Cello metal, symphonic metal, neo-classical metal, progressive metal, classical
Length 46:41
Label Mercury/Universal
Apocalyptica chronology
Inquisition Symphony
(1998)
Cult
(2000)
The Best of Apocalyptica
(2002) (Japan only)
Special Edition
2001's Special Edition front cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
PiercingMetal 7/10 stars[2]

Cult is Apocalyptica's third album, released in 2000 with a special-edition released in 2001 containing an extra disc. This album also saw a small trend starting in their single releases, as both "Hope" and "Path" have second versions called "Path Vol. 2" and "Hope Vol. 2" with lyrics sung by Sandra Nasić and Matthias Sayer, respectively. Here, Apocalyptica also started using distortion effects much more boldly and frequently. There are some versions of the first release with "Path Vol. 2" as the first track and "Path" as the fourteenth. This is the last Apocalyptica album to feature Max Lilja on cello.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Eicca Toppinen except where noted.

Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Path"     3:08
2. "Struggle"     3:26
3. "Romance"     3:28
4. "Pray!"     4:22
5. "In Memoriam"     4:41
6. "Hyperventilation"     4:28
7. "Beyond Time"     3:57
8. "Hope"     3:24
9. "Kaamos"     4:42
10. "Coma"     6:59
11. "Hall of the Mountain King"   Edvard Grieg 3:29
12. "Until It Sleeps" (Metallica cover) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 3:15
13. "Fight Fire with Fire" (Metallica cover) Hetfield 3:25
Total length:
51:44

Personnel[edit]

  • Apocalyptica – Cellos
  • Mika Jussila – Mastering
  • Mikko Karmila – Mixing
  • Vertti Teräsvuori – Photography
  • Eicca Toppinen – Percussion, Arranger, Double Bass, Liner Notes
  • Jyrki Tuovinen – Engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Polish Albums Chart[3] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cult". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Reviews - CD". www.PiercingMetal.com. 2001-11-06. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. December 18, 2000. Retrieved March 31, 2012.